Three Stalls Reviewed -
It's the stall directly opposite the piazza and really
stands out. You can wander in and around the bathrobes & towels
- but be warned - you may wish you had more money. There's a present
for everybody but most of all yourself. Splendour & Pomp
& modern designs make me 'want one'.
This stall puts me in a flash mood and the next one to
visit, in this mood, is where they sell single butterflies in good
frames. It is there on Saturdays and Sundays. They take their specimens
come from farms so they don't steal from the wilderness. There are also
some pretty horrific looking scorpians spiders and beetles (pictures
coming soon). Children see a beauty in bugs and their
excitement is a pleasure to watch. I've seen more pressure exerted on
the grown-ups on this stall than any other. Some of the beetles are
stunning with shining colours - even so I love butterflies and I get
lost in imagination looking at them. What in heaven made them decide
how to put their colours on?
This stall is inside the hall. They people gaze
& linger almost longer than it's polite not to buy one. The
prices are more than fair for a unique creature beautifully prepared
and framed for the wall. Somehow lots of 'specimens' in one case is too
'museum' for me. As single creatures they look more like treasures than
mere objects of curiosity. Even the scorpions.....
One more word about the bathrobes. They wash
wonderfully. My son has had one for years which he wears far too often
for a working mother's taste :-). It has all the richness and softness
still...... well not quite as good as new. Even so it's a good bit of
cloth - looks good after years of wear.
The bathrobes & butterflies are legacy stuff.
Rio Butterflies Phone +44(0)1708 745 975